Joyce Banda, President Of Malawi
series: Overheard With Evan Smith
air date: 12/31/13 5:00 AM
Malawian President Joyce Banda was sworn in as president in April of 2012, following the death of former President Bingu wa Mutharika. She is the first female president of the African nation and the second female head of state. Banda is also the founder of the Joyce Banda Foundation, which works to make women financially independent. The foundation also runs two schools, a farm and builds clinics in Malawi.
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